Google and Their April Fools Roll out

April Fools day is always something to look forward to especially those who are in the tech space, not because of product launches but rather the different funny and sometimes deceiving April Fools gags that some tech companies roll out. Leading the charge in getting its users into the spirit of April Fools Day is Google. Every year Google releases several videos and sometimes additions to their existing products to add spice to it. This year Google did it again with the roll out of some of their April Fools…

Google to Retire URL Shortener goo.gl

Since it’s introduction in 2009 Google’s URL shortener has been utilized by in various ways. Many use it according to its purpose and that is to shorten long URL’s. Note that sharing a very long URL could be confusing and let’s be honest it doesn’t look as presentable as that of a shortened URL. Sadly, this is all going to end starting next month with it’s full retirement in 2019. What will happen to my shortened links? For those who have used the service since 2009, doesn’t have to worry,…

Google Pixel Gets Unveiling Date

In the latest video released by Google on Youtube, Google has teased the release of a “phone” it was presumed that this is the Google Pixel. According to news reports Google is dropping the Nexus name brand for its phones and instead it is believed that the new mobile phones from Google will be branded as Pixel. If you watch the video teaser by Google it showed their search bar slowly transforming to a shape of a mobile phone. Watch the Google Pixel Teaser Video Here: Leaked Google Pixel Features…

A Smarter Smartphone With Artificial Intelligence

Google and chip developer startup Movidius recently announced that they have entered into a deal with the goal of making android phones a lot smarter by allowing to “see” and “learn”. One day Google hopes that this project will end the processing time for android phones. What is Movidius Movidius is an Irish startup company that develops computer processors or chips that has the capability of mobile vision for mobile phones. Their technology provides for artificial vision intelligence not only for mobile phones but also for all connected devices. Their…

A Star Wars Easter Egg From Google

Google partnered with Disney to promote the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie with a Star Wars Google Easter egg. Google is making every users excited about the movie by introducing several Star Wars-themed features into its different apps. To activate this feature, you have to first register your account at https://www.google.com/starwars/ Here you can choose between joining the Light Side or the Dark Side. Once activated you get several features customized in your gmail and other Google Apps across your account. For one your gmail progress bar is now…